[CentOS] SSH Automatic Log-on Failure - Centos 5.5

Thu Jan 27 11:40:09 UTC 2011
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 02:39:29AM -0500, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> Wrong again. Never use public key access for root accounts, it simply
> compounds the security risks. Passphrase protected SSH keys can be

That is 100% backwards.  *NEVER* use password authentication for root
(passwords are easier to brute force 'cos people choose bad passwords).
Use ssh public key access for root, with appropriate restrictions
(eg "from=").